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Cedarville to Host Election 2016 Forum

The 2016 election season is one of the most controversial and confusing in recent memory. Many students, especially those who may be voting for the first time, have many questions. For these students, Cedarville University’s Center for Political Studies, in conjunction with WHIO-TV, will be hosting a political forum on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The 90-minute event is open to the public and will be held in Cedarville’s Dixon Ministry Center. The event will include a panel of experts ...

Candidates to Face Off in First Presidential Debate

 The first presidential debate of the 2016 election season will be hosted by Hofstra University at 9 p.m. EST on Sept. 26. The debate will mark the first occasion presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) face one another in a live, open forum.  According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, as of Sept 19, candidates will be discussing “America's Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.” Thomas Mach, professor of history at ...

After Scalia’s Death, What’s Next?

Supreme Court decisions in favor of conservative viewpoints could soon lean more liberal if Judge Merrick Garland is confirmed, said Kevin Sims, professor of political science at Cedarville. President Barack Obama nominated Garland as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia after Scalia died on Feb. 13. Sims said Garland, current Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is a living constitutionalist, which means he has a more liberal view of the ...

SCOTUS to Review Immigration Programs

Immigration has been a highly discussed issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The American Spanish-language television network Telemundo has hosted two presidential debates (one for Republicans and one for Democrats) in this election cycle that focused on the issue. More specifically, there has been talk about two of President Barack Obama’s executive orders, which the Supreme Court will review this spring: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was passed in 2012, and ...

Students Weigh in on the 2016 Election

Cedars asked Cedarville students, regardless of their home state or voting eligibility, to weigh in on the 2016 presidential election. According to poll results, Cedarville students predominantly identify as Republicans, and students are most concerned about the economy during this election year. Of the 398 undergraduate students who responded to Cedars’ online poll – about 10 percent of all undergraduates – 383 students said they plan to vote in the general election this November, and ...

Kasich, Clinton Win Ohio

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich won his home state Tuesday in Ohio's primary election with 46.1 percent of the vote at 11 p.m., awarding him all of the state's 66 delegates. Several national news outlets called the victory just before 8:45 p.m. ET Tuesday. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the Ohio victory over fellow candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). As of 11 p.m. with 85 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton received 56.3 percent ...

Primary Election Guide

Registered voters across Ohio will cast their ballots Tuesday, March 15, in the state's primary election. Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and voters must bring a form of identification to their polling place. Individuals who will be age 18 or older by Nov. 8 are eligible to vote in Ohio, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Grace Baptist Church at 109 N. Main Street serves as the polling location in Cedarville. Congressional and state offices are on Tuesday's ballot, but votes for ...

A Presidential Appointment

Thomas White, president of Cedarville University, has been chosen to serve on the Religious Liberty Advisory Board for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. The announcement came Jan. 5. “I personally consider it an honor to be asked, and as a(n) amateur political junky, it’s an exciting opportunity for me,” White said in an email. Other advisory board members include theologian Wayne Grudem, Saddleback Church pastor and author of “Purpose Driven Life” Rick Warren, and Kyle ...

Mobilizing Millennials, Educating to Elect

Americans will vote for the 45th President of the United States in approximately 340 days on Nov. 8, 2016. In about 310 days most states will close voter registration. For many college students, Election 2016 will be the first federal election in which they’re eligible to vote. Organizations like iCitizen and Rock The Vote are reaching out to young voters to get them registered, educated and at the polls as the 2016 election season begins. The two organizations argued that civic engagement ...

A Look at Election 2016

The 2016 general election is fast approaching, though some might wish it would get here faster since we have been hearing from the candidates and potential candidates for a year now. To think Canadians were tired after 11 weeks! But this election is important, for good reasons. Let me say beforehand that not all of the problems Americans face can be laid at the feet of the president, or any president for that matter. Culture has shifted to a degree I haven’t seen since my very young days ...